The Collector's Office is responsible for the efficient and timely billing and collection of all monies due the City including:
Real Estate Tax
Excise Motor Vehicle Tax
Excise Boat Tax
Personal Property Tax
The Treasurer's Office is responsible for the receipt of all City monies and investments, all Tax Titles accounts, the administration of authorized debt, and the timely payment of all bills and payrolls of the City.
The Treasurer/Collector's Office will provide taxpayers and city employees with professional and courteous customer service. We will answer all inquires in a timely manner.
For Your Information
*Bills are sent quarterly and payable within 30 days or the due date indicated on the bill. Late payments will be assessed interest and late charges in accordance with the Massachusetts General Law.
*Real Estate due dates: August 1, November 1, February 1, May 1.
*Payments must be received in the Collector's office by 5:00pm on the due date. Postmarks are not accepted as receipts dates. Payments must actually be received in the office to avoid additional charges.
*Checks should be made payable to “City of Taunton"
*Please enclose the remittance portion of the bill to ensure proper credit. If you would like a receipt, enclose a self addressed & stamped envelope with both the payment, the remittance portion and the taxpayer portion.
*If your taxes are escrowed, paid by a bank or mortgage company, please contact them to ensure that they have the correct tax information for your account. Remember, as the property owner you are responsible for the tax obligations.
*Please do not “post-date" personal checks. Checks are deposited daily. If a check is dishonored by a bank for any reason, a returned check fine of $25.00, plus applicable interest and charges will be added. It is illegal to submit “post-dated” checks for payment.
*Credit Card and On-Line payments are now accepted at this time. On-line payments can be accepted until midnight on the due date without incurring any additional charges. At this time, Unibank does not accept VISA for water bills. The City of Taunton also accepts, Cash, Checks or Money Orders as form of payment.
*Parking tickets are to be paid to the Deputy Collector, Kelley & Ryan